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Cancellation Watch 2012/13


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#126 OFFLINE   Maruuk

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

Put Ben & Kate on the Cancellation Watch. The writing tanked. Brutal. Pointless drivel.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

That's definitely what makes the show better. We talk about it at work a lot and how they get things right. So far only one thing we've caught has been wrong and that was on the iPhone app episode a couple of years ago.


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#128 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

It seems like the networks haven't been as aggressive with their cancellations this year, compared to the prior couple of years. It's nice to see most new shows given at least their initial half season orders to find an audience.

And - surprise, surprise - NBC is doing fairly well in the ratings.
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#129 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

It seems like the networks haven't been as aggressive with their cancellations this year, compared to the prior couple of years. It's nice to see most new shows given at least their initial half season orders to find an audience.

And - surprise, surprise - NBC is doing fairly well in the ratings.


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#130 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

CBS has axed Monday comedy Partners. Next week will feature a 2 1/2 Men rerun in the 8:30 slot.
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#131 OFFLINE   frederic1943

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

ABC Cancels "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort"

http://www.deadline....bc/#more-373243
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#132 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Hate to see those two go, I like both of them.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

Damn. I really enjoyed Last Resort.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

CBS has axed Monday comedy Partners. Next week will feature a 2 1/2 Men rerun in the 8:30 slot.


The only surprise there is that it lasted this long.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

ABC Cancels "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort"

http://www.deadline....bc/#more-373243


Good thing I never started watching 666 Park Avenue. I'll delete the recordings and Series Link now.

As for Last Resort, Frak!
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

ABC Cancels "666 Park Avenue," "Last Resort"

http://www.deadline....bc/#more-373243

Was watching both, but at this point, only liking 666.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Good thing I never started watching 666 Park Avenue. I'll delete the recordings and Series Link now.

As for Last Resort, Frak!


Ditto on both.

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#138 OFFLINE   longrider

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

Good thing I never started watching 666 Park Avenue. I'll delete the recordings and Series Link now.


I really dont understand this mindset, i have enjoyed 666 Park Avenue and if it is only one season it was still enjoyable
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#139 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

I really dont understand this mindset, i have enjoyed 666 Park Avenue and if it is only one season it was still enjoyable


I don't want waste my time on a story that has no end. Why start watching something you know not enough people liked to keep it from being cancelled?
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

Because you like the show? :)

I don't plan on stopping watching shows just because I know they won't run long.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Because you like the show? :)

I don't plan on stopping watching shows just because I know they won't run long.


I watched the first episode of "Last Resort" and liked it but had serious concerns that it appealed to too small an audience. I have recorded every episode in hope that it would make it or at least be given an opportunity to tie up loose ends and make a graceful exit. Unfortunately that doesnt look to be the case so I will probably delete them all before I can get interested and even more disappointed.

Too bad a law couldn't be passed that forced producers and broadcasters to guarantee a series finale that tied up all the loose ends when a show was cancelled.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

Not watching a program because it might not garner sufficient viewership is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Dumping a season's recorded but unwatched episodes, or even half a season's worth is crazy.

Go figure! :rolleyes:

Too bad a law couldn't be passed that forced producers and broadcasters to guarantee a series finale that tied up all the loose ends when a show was cancelled.

That's what we need -- more laws!!! :nono:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Not watching a program because it might not garner sufficient viewership is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Dumping a season's recorded but unwatched episodes, or even half a season's worth is crazy.


Only if you are a Neilsen household


That's what we need -- more laws!!! :nono:


That was intended to be tounge-in-cheek. ;)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

I don't want waste my time on a story that has no end. Why start watching something you know not enough people liked to keep it from being cancelled?


Exactly.

Not to mention that I have a DVR full of shows that I don't have time to watch. I'm not going to spend that time on a show that is already cancelled when I can watch a show that has another season instead.

You only have to be bit by the "John Doe" bug once.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

I too don't get this notion of not watching a season of a series just because it was cancelled. Last Resort will still air all its 13 episodes. Adhering to this standard means missing out on a lot of one-season wonders that were cancelled way before their time (see Freaks and Geeks, my own personal Top-10 series of all time).

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

The show was on before my time, but I still have sleepless nights wondering what happened to Mr. Ed. ;)
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

Because you like the show? :)

I don't plan on stopping watching shows just because I know they won't run long.


If you don't start watching it, which I haven't, it's impossible for you to "like the show". That's the whole point. Why start if you know it's a loser and was cancelled?
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#148 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

I too don't get this notion of not watching a season of a series just because it was cancelled.


Starting to watch a show you know has been cancelled is comparable to going on a vacation with no destination. You just drive around and never go anywhere.

Last Resort will still air all its 13 episodes.


And I'll continue watching it since I've already started. I haven't even started watching "666 Park Avenue" so why start?

Adhering to this standard means missing out on a lot of one-season wonders that were cancelled way before their time (see Freaks and Geeks, my own personal Top-10 series of all time).


It's not a standard, it's a choice that I've made.
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#149 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

The show was on before my time, but I still have sleepless nights wondering what happened to Mr. Ed. ;)


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

The show was on before my time, but I still have sleepless nights wondering what happened to Mr. Ed. ;)

From IMDB Mr. Ed trivia: The horse that played Mr. Ed is said to have died in 1979 at the age of 30, 33 or 34 (depending on the source). Other, equally reputable, sources give the horse's date of death as 1968, 1973 and 1974.

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